The Team as a Service Model: What is It and Its Benefits?

Team as a Service model

Today, organizations are operating in a fast-paced global marketplace.  As a result, working in such an ever-changing landscape causes increased stress and burnout.  Placing more work on the shoulders of such a workforce is risky, thus the need for organizations to be adaptable and agile.

The use of temporary staff is one of the solutions to increasing workloads.  Teams as a Service (TaaS) is a business engagement model that enables organizations to maintain a good work-life balance by outsourcing in times of intense short-term demand.

Hiring new permanent employees is expensive.  But outsourcing brings extra help with the needed skills you don’t have in-house.  However, the external team can cause cultural problems and loss of control.  In the end, you may spend the resources that you saved with lower costs in solving problems.

This post will define what the TaaS model is and the benefits of using the approach.

The Team as a Service Model Explained

The Team as a Service model shares the same idea as Software as a Service.  The approach allows businesses to plug in and switch on new teams of workers whenever there is a need in the company.  That means your business can draw on the skill sets of individual contractors or external vendors without incurring recruitment and training costs.

TaaS is different from outsourcing.  In the IT sphere getting an experienced IT candidate, such as a programmer, analyst, etc., can be tricky.  Outsourcing is where you choose an external team to develop your app, particularly when your in-house team has tried and failed.  The challenge is that there is no guarantee that these outsourced workers will remain dedicated to you.  They may not get involved in your corporate culture like your in-house employees hence the risk of communication breakdown.

On the other hand, TaaS is a model where you recruit a remote team of experts dedicated to your work.  While their on-site manager engages in wage negotiations, recruitment and payroll, you decide who will get hired and their qualifications.  With the TaaS model, you get direct personal interaction with the team members, unlike with an outsourced team.  Additionally, you have full control over the work, and your resources don’t get drained, like when you maintain an in-house team.

Benefits of Using Team as a Service

Low-Cost Recruitment

Hiring a new employee is costly because it encompasses the cost of recruiting, training, and other benefits.  The TaaS model allows a business to attract necessary skill sets that it doesn’t have in-house.  It enables you to bring a fresh perspective to your business at a lower cost.

Easy of Integrating Teams

You can bring on new staff to your project with the help of the TaaS model and maintain flexibility in your hiring process.  After all, you hire a new team based on the skills you need in a particular project.  The highly optimized staffing process brings on board specialized staff members who integrate well with your in-house team.

Delegation Possibilities

Compared to outsourcing, you don’t lose control using the TaaS model.  You can still control each aspect of your project and team when you contract for your web development.  The model allows you to delegate specific tasks that need the advanced skill sets that your internal team lacks.

More Transparency

The TaaS model provides a higher number of professionals than any other outsourcing solution.  Therefore, the chances of getting the right team to handle your project are higher.  Unlike other outsourcing methods, the approach allows you to think about the project itself and the expected results.  You also communicate with the involved specialists personally, and TaaS gets on it when all aspects are clear.

In Conclusion

The Team as a Service model is the right business approach for the ever-changing world.  The recruitment method frees up the in-house team and allows it to focus on the core tasks of your projects.  It also gives you a great deal of control and the opportunity to hire a team with the necessary skill sets for your project whenever you need them.

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a seasoned professional with a strong background in growth strategies and editorial responsibilities. Kokou has been instrumental in driving companies' expansion and fortifying their market presence. His academic credentials underscore his expertise; having studied Communication at the Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), he later honed his skills in growth hacking at the Growth Tribe Academy (Amsterdam).


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